'The ZEN of EVERYTHING! Podcast' with Jundo & Kirk is ON THE AIR!

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'The ZEN of EVERYTHING! Podcast' with Jundo & Kirk is ON THE AIR!

Post by jundocohen » Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:36 am

Hi,

I am pleased to announce that my new podcast is ON THE AIR .... THE ZEN of EVERYTHING! ... a Zen podcast not quite like any other right now ... OR FOR THE LAST 2500 YEARS!


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A zen take on life, love, laughter, and everything else. With Jundo Cohen and Kirk McElhearn

ZEN-OF-EVERYTHING.COM


The basic premise is simple: We talk about Zen & Everything.

Sometimes wise and sometimes wise-assed, putting a "Zen" twist on all matters, bringing in thousands of years of Wisdom and Compassion ...

... clarifying all timeless mysteries of the universe, saving marriages and saving the planet, fixing both your car and Washington, solving all the other problems in the world and peoples's lives.

You can subscribe and listen too on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RSS and the like.

Send your big and little questions and problems (Is there a God? How to get jelly out of a rug?) to ...

podcast@Zen-Of-Everything.Com

Recent episodes include ...
Episode 27: For Justice & Peace
June 12th, 2020 | 27 mins 30 secs
In this time of protests around the world, we discuss how Zen approaches injustice and protest.

Episode 26: Zen Books
May 29th, 2020 | 28 mins 10 secs
"Zen is a special transmission outside the scriptures, not depending on words and letters." With that in mind, Jundo and Kirk discuss Zen books: how to read them, what to read, and when to burn them.

Episode 25: Sitting with Pain
May 15th, 2020 | 26 mins 18 secs
Sitting meditation can be painful for a lot of people. Jundo and Kirk discuss how to sit without pain, or how to accept the pain when sitting.

Episode 24: Walking
May 1st, 2020 | 27 mins 27 secs
Walking can free your mind, but can also be an act of meditation.

Episode 23: Silence
April 17th, 2020 | 27 mins 2 secs
Is zen all about silence?

Episode 22: Hope
April 3rd, 2020 | 25 mins 40 secs
In these times, we need hope. Jundo and Kirk discuss how we can cultivate hope. And we learn that the name for the Zen of Everything podcast in Japanese would be Zen no Zen.

Episode 21: Zen in Quarantine
March 20th, 2020 | 23 mins 18 secs
With many people going into quarantine, Jundo and Kirk discuss how this time can be beneficial, and how washing your hands can be the act of a Boddhisatva.

Episode 20: Zen in the Time of Coronavirus
March 7th, 2020 | 27 mins 18 secs
With a potential pandemic looming, Jundo and Kirk talk about rumors, unreasonable and reasonable fear, plagues of the past and today, and a good Zen attitude to sickness and death.

Episode 19: Original Buddhism, Changing Buddhism
February 21st, 2020 | 26 mins 3 secs
What is "original Buddhism?" In the absence of texts from the Buddha's times, how can we know what the Buddha really taught? And how does the corpus of later texts help us understand Buddhism?

Episode 18: The Zen of Kids
February 7th, 2020 | 28 mins 54 secs
Jundo and Kirk talk about zen and parenting.

Episode 17: Is Zen Hard or Easy?
January 24th, 2020 | 27 mins 43 secs
Jundo and Kirk discuss "hard" and "easy" zen. Has zen become too easy? Is it too hard? You are New York all along.

Episode 16: War - What Is it Good For?
January 10th, 2020 | 30 mins 56 secs
Jundo and Kirk talk about zen and war. How should zen practitioners act when faced with war? How can we prevent war?

Episode 15: I'm Dreaming of a Zen Christmas
December 27th, 2019 | 29 mins 55 secs
Jundo and Kirk discuss how Christmas and Zen can find common ground, and discuss their favorite Zen Christmas carols.

Episode 14: What Is the Sound of One Kōan Clapping?
December 13th, 2019 | 28 mins 4 secs
You've probably heard about kōans, those enigmatic zen dialogs that make no sense. Jundo and Kirk discuss the origin and history of kōans, what they mean, how they work, and what the sound of one hand clapping really is.

Episode 13: Meditation Is Easy
November 29th, 2019 | 25 mins 31 secs
Is meditation easy? Is it difficult? Jundo and Kirk talk about shikantaza meditation and the importance of intention. And Jundo discuss his patented Insta-Zen technique.

Episode 12: One Is the One
November 15th, 2019 | 27 mins 40 secs
Jundo and Kirk discuss the idea of oneness. The good, the bad, the beautiful, and the ugly are all facets of the great jewel. One ain't just one thing ... or one ... or a thing ...

Episode 11: The Dokusan Room is Kinda Baloney
November 1st, 2019 | 29 mins 5 secs
Jundo and Kirk discuss the Dokusan room, the place where the teacher tests students and students test the teacher. What goes on can be romanticized and overemphasized, misused and misunderstood (especially by modern westerners), yet greatness sometimes happens too.

Episode 10: Zen in the West and Zen in Japan
October 18th, 2019 | 30 mins 19 secs
Jundo and Kirk discuss differences between the way zen is practiced in the west compared to in Japan.

Episode 9: Favorites
October 4th, 2019 | 27 mins 40 secs
Jundo and Kirk talk discuss favorites. What is the best ice cream flavor? What is the best fruit? Do favorites matter? Do appearances matter?

Episode 8: Things Aren't That Bad
September 20th, 2019 | 28 mins 27 secs
Jundo and Kirk talk about how bad or good things are in the world. Things really aren't as bad as they may seem if you watch the news too much.

Episode 7: Zen and Religion, Sutra Thumpers, and Mindfulness Meditation
September 6th, 2019 | 24 mins 8 secs
Jundo and Kirk discuss whether you can practice Zen Buddhism if you are a Christian, Jew, Muslim, or believer in another religion.

Episode 6: Do Robots Have Buddha Nature?
August 23rd, 2019 | 24 mins 52 secs
Jundo and Kirk take a look at the zen of the future, discussing whether or not robots are sentient, and whether they have Buddha nature.
Gassho, Jundo

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Post by fuki » Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:27 pm

Looks fun, can you include a link to the actual podcasts?


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Post by fuki » Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:34 pm

Larry wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:12 pm
https://www.zen-of-everything.com/
hmmm I think we deserve a spot on the podcast "larry" :lol:
oke just started the latest one...do I hear a hava nagila flute or is it my frontal lobe that's messed up? :lol:
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Post by jundocohen » Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:19 pm

fuki wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:34 pm

oke just started the latest one...do I hear a hava nagila flute or is it my frontal lobe that's messed up?
Yes, contributed by Shakuhachi master Kiku Day

http://www.kikuday.com/

The most recent episode, on the demonstrations and social injustice, is a bit somber. Not a lot of smiles.

Gassho, J

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Post by fuki » Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:29 pm

jundocohen wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:19 pm

Yes, contributed by Shakuhachi master Kiku Day

http://www.kikuday.com/
Beautiful, I used to play it on guitar, a favourite "warm up"
The most recent episode, on the demonstrations and social injustice, is a bit somber. Not a lot of smiles.

Gassho, J

STLah
I just finished the episode, lot's of smiles for me. I enjoy how you and Kirk just talk like two friends at a bar like talking about football, but in this case the subjects is 'zen and everything'

I thought a moment to use that email link to request a topic concerning "animal rights" or "veganism" or "karma food" etcetera...but I also realize ppl aren't much interested in that. Though for me whether it's racism/sexism/speciecism or more directly factory farming (as all are symptoms/effluents of the 3 poisons) and how Buddhist could protest against that too instead of "only" what's "hot" in the media, I figured to not request such a topic because most "Buddhists" would deflect to a "personal choice" frontal lobe "message" and just cant see racism etc in the same way....right?

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Post by p22 » Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:14 pm

People are very interested in the way in which agriculture harms the planet and inhabitants- Beyond interested, concerned- I think it would be an excellent topic to cover- :110:

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Post by p22 » Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:16 pm

Not just animals .. It needs to be collaborative .. :112:

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Post by jundocohen » Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:04 pm

fuki wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:29 pm

I thought a moment to use that email link to request a topic concerning "animal rights" or "veganism" or "karma food" etcetera...but I also realize ppl aren't much interested in that. Though for me whether it's racism/sexism/speciecism or more directly factory farming (as all are symptoms/effluents of the 3 poisons) and how Buddhist could protest against that too instead of "only" what's "hot" in the media, I figured to not request such a topic because most "Buddhists" would deflect to a "personal choice" frontal lobe "message" and just cant see racism etc in the same way....right?
I will put it on the list and suggest it to Kirk. As you probably already know, I am rather tolerant of meat eating and eat meat myself (in some moderation, both for religious and health reasons). However, I am also sympathetic to your views. My "ZEN of the FUTURE!" book talks some about laboratory grown and artificial meat substitutes, which are already happening as you know (I have a hunch that big-Agra is trying to keep it small scale as long as possible).

Gassho, J

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Post by Autumnday » Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:30 pm

When I typed Zen of Everything into the search bar I got this sight
https://www.zen-of-everything.com/


When I typed Zen of Everything Podcasts it brings me to this sight
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/t ... 1467408488

Choose which one works for you or neither if they are both incorrect ;)

Have a wonderful day. :)

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Post by fuki » Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:58 pm

jundocohen wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:04 pm

I will put it on the list and suggest it to Kirk. As you probably already know, I am rather tolerant of meat eating and eat meat myself (in some moderation, both for religious and health reasons). However, I am also sympathetic to your views. My "ZEN of the FUTURE!" book talks some about laboratory grown and artificial meat substitutes, which are already happening as you know (I have a hunch that big-Agra is trying to keep it small scale as long as possible).
Thanks for listing it Jundo.
What I find interesting to observe is that Buddhist (just like "everyday ppl") also have build in defense mechanism when raising the topic. While I'm never interested in attacking or judging ppl personally that is the usual response so its a very difficult/unpopular topic to talk about. I know it's a futuristic dream that humans will stop using animal products so for me it's mostly about the cruelty in the industry, though I'm happy if ppl renounce animal products its also something that lies with governments and the companies, for instance more and more ppl become vegetarian or vegan yet more and more animals get "produced" and "slaughtered"

For me from a Buddhist point of view I'm quit surprised that ppl still eat meat, but I'm happy to learn about everyone's non-defensive views on the matter. I once had a friend who was a heroin junkie, eventhough he couldn't get of the drugs he still spend much of his time educating people about the personal and collective consequences of drugs. I hope one day ppl will also hit the streets like they do now 3 weeks in a row to end this brutality. Personally I'm not interested what the "Buddha said" or some zen master from centuries ago, thats also one of those defense thingies, browsing through old books to see what some dead dude said about it looking for anything convenient to match one's views.

So for me it's not so much about the "personal choice" (as a Buddhist discussion) but what we as a community can do or inspire to end or help towards (one day) ending the cruelty/slavery in the industry.
For educational reference about how animals are brutally treated in the industry here's a link to the movie called "dominion" It's very shocking to watch but it's sadly standard practise. Which I can confirm as I've did some undercover work in the past.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR ... QRAfJyEsko

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Post by fuki » Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:59 pm

Autumnday wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:30 pm

Choose which one works for you or neither if they are both incorrect ;)

Have a wonderful day. :)
Thanks for the help Miss S, and a wonderful (and merry merry conceptday) day for you too. :D

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Post by Nothing » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:45 pm

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Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:04 pm


I will put it on the list and suggest it to Kirk. As you probably already know, I am rather tolerant of meat eating and eat meat myself (in some moderation, both for religious and health reasons).

Gassho, J
if it is not too personal question, I get the part about health reasons, but what do you mean by religious reasons?
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Post by Larry » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:54 pm

Maybe for the karmic benefit of the animal :mrgreen:

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Post by Nothing » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:20 pm

Larry wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:54 pm
Maybe for the karmic benefit of the animal :mrgreen:
A better rebirth and in the human realm? :D
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Post by Larry » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:29 pm

Nothing wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:20 pm
Larry wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:54 pm
Maybe for the karmic benefit of the animal :mrgreen:
A better rebirth and in the human realm? :D
:D

Debatable :D

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Post by jundocohen » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:00 pm

Nothing wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:45 pm

if it is not too personal question, I get the part about health reasons, but what do you mean by religious reasons?
To avoid taking the life of sentient beings. However, some debate in Buddhism about application to animals.

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Post by desertwoodworker » Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:41 pm

Howdy!, Jundo, and greetings from the desert.

I played the first two podcasts of you fellows on your invitation about a year ago or so, and enjoyed them.

Wildfires on the mountain are burning about 6 miles from my backyard. I can truly practice "as if my hair is on fire", as the saying goes. They say that now after 12 days it's 40% contained and has consumed 7000 acres; 400 people are working on the fire, in ground and airborne campaigns.

One Zen adept commiserating to the other: "Gee, if it's not ONE thing, it's NOTHIN'!"

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Good health,

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Post by Nothing » Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:02 pm

jundocohen wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:00 pm
Nothing wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:45 pm

if it is not too personal question, I get the part about health reasons, but what do you mean by religious reasons?
To avoid taking the life of sentient beings. However, some debate in Buddhism about application to animals.
Ak ok, i read that differently in a way that you consume meat to stay healthy and for religious reasons so got confused about the latter :)
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Post by Larry » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:51 pm

Me too :oops:

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